June 22nd, 2009

another chance

Longer days coming up now

Fourteen years ago at winter solstice, I started a tradition of spending the day being productive. It's not a deliberate thing, it just kind of happens (much like The Kid's unexpectedly early arrival into the world all those years ago). I have no idea if that's how you're supposed to celebrate winter solstice, but doing things you're supposed to has never been my strong suit anyway, so I just kind of go with it.

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Today, I've been looking at maps of China. I've discovered that Xiamen is not that far from Taiwan, and that right now it's about 5:30 in the morning there. I love that it's on the Nine Dragon River. Why don't we have rivers named like that? I also found this picture of Xiamen University. I has Teh Envy:

Gosh, I haven't done this before - this learning about a place so I can picture someone there. It must be lurve...